Happy Friday, y'all. Here are five things happening in Memphis this weekend that you won't want to miss:
It's time for the Brooks Museum's annual screening of the British Arrows awards, which are given for the best television commercials across the pond. The preview party is sold out, but you can catch the 72-minute screening of the TV spots on both Saturday and Sunday.
Cash mobs are like flash mobs with a point: flooding a locally-owned business with cash on a single day at a designated time. This weekend's is going to be at the Booksellers at Laurelwood (formerly Davis-Kidd). Your mission: spend about $20, make a new friend and be kind and patient.
If you've ever found yourself at a basketball game staring wistfully into the distance contemplating rules changes that you'd like to make, then get yourself to the Forum on Saturday night. The Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their "You Write the Rules" tour to Memphis, which means that the fans get to decide how the game is played (ex. no shot clock, double points – anythin goes).
Saturday night's your last chance to see local garage punk band Ex-Cult before they head off into the sunset of Ty Seagall's U.S. and European tour. They're playing with Nots and Data Drums at 1372 Overton Park (above the variety store, next to the Jehovah's Witnesses).
Math the Band is stopping in Memphis on Sunday night to play strange fun party music on busted drums, video game consoles and homemade instruments – it's almost like an experiemnt to see how loud two people can get. Memphis-based indie rapper Adam WarRock and local band the Star Killers will open.
If none of these events keep your skillet good and greasy, there are plenty more on the blog's calendar. Have a great weekend, and I'll see you back here on Monday.